× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The Offner surname is derived from the Middle High German word "oven," meaning an oven; and as such the name was probably originally an occupational name for a baker, or someone who made or used ovens.

Offner Early Origins



The surname Offner was first found in Brunswick, where the name Offner was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Close

Offner Spelling Variations


Expand

Offner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Offner, Oeffner, Offen, Ofner, Ofener, Offener, Hoffner, Hoeffner, Hoffen, Hofner, Ovener, Hoverner and many more.

Close

Offner Early History


Expand

Offner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Offner research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Offner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Offner Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Offner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Offner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Offner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Martin Offner, who came to Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Martin Offner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Peter Offner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Martin Offner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760

Offner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alois Offner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Joseph Offner, who arrived in Mississippi in 1882

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Offner (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Offner (post 1700)



  • Elliot Melville Offner (1931-2010), American sculptor, painter and printmaker
  • Paul Offner (1942-2004), American educator, public health expert, and legislator from Bennington, Vermont
  • Paul Offner, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 95th District; Elected 1974; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1982
  • Raymond Offner (1927-1989), French silver medalist basketball player at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Close

Offner Family Crest Products


Expand

Offner Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    11. ...

    The Offner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Offner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 13:04.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest